Saree Tales – My Doria Version #sareetales
Hello Everyone Namaste,
Let us say Namaste whenever we meet, as this is the best greeting style and will not spread the corona virus.
As we have become good friends, so we can share our thoughts with each other and like all good friends, we like talking to each other, sharing stories and tell them how we feel about them. For me, I really miss talking to you and that is why I try to bring new and interesting stories for you people.
Team Pittora asked me to share this story as they said that many of you have showed much interest in The Doria Saree of Kota, which is also known as KOTA DORIYA or KOTA DORIA. I have heard that you people like this version very much and wanted to know more about it. Honestly speaking I was not surprised when Pittora people told me about your keen interest in the Doria form of me as I am used to hear praises about the Doria version, so here I am to share you the story of your favourite – Kota Doria saree.
The Kota Doria version of me is made of a special kind of fabric called Doria of Kota. This kind is very famous in summers, in North India, primarily because of is lightweight and airy texture.
The fabric is made especially in Kaithoon, town of Kota city of Rajasthan. The weaving of this fabric started long back in 17th century and has become very famous since then. Most of the weavers have been in this craft for generations.
Well, the story goes somewhat like this, in 17th century the ruler of Kota, Rao Kishore Singh ji visited Mysore and brought with himself some weavers back to Kota. These weavers along with the local weavers of Kota developed Kota Doria fabric, which is unique of its kind. With the passage of time and the invention of power loom, this fabric lost its hold, I guess the story is same everywhere. How the art of hand-block also lost its charm due to machine, digital and screen-print in current times.
I still remember how sad I was when most of my weavers from Kota left their craft and took some other jobs; this made them soul-less as the soul of an artisan lives in its art and craft. Even after so much of competition due to power-loom, there are still some artisans who continue to stand by this art and are taking the legacy forward.
This is one of the reasons Kota Doria ( both in cotton and silk form) is close to my heart. I look classy and astonishing in Doria form of me, as this is all natural and pure. Even my Kota Doria fans will agree to me on this.
And just for you kind information you can find different types of my Kota Doria variety in Silk, Cotton and Munga at you favourite website pittora.com